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China Relies on Twitter, Facebook to Counter International Criticism Over Xinjiang

The communist regime in China has become more active on both Twitter and Facebook to spread propaganda and disinformation in order to silence international condemnation of its persecution against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a recent report. The disinformation campaign was a joint effort between Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials, China’s state-run media,

Chinese TV Blurring Western Fashion Brand Logos as Xinjiang Row Escalates

A state-backed campaign to boycott Western fashion brands for their refusal to use Xinjiang cotton over forced labor concerns has been seen for more than two weeks across China. TV channels and online video streaming platforms have been blurring the logos of the Western brands on their shows. Since the end of March, entertainment shows in China have, either preemptively or under government

Taipei Resists Beijing’s Vaccine Diplomacy Aimed at Isolating the Island Nation

Taiwan said on April 7 that when nations helped by supplying COVID-19 vaccines to its diplomatic allies that was helping to prevent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from invading the island nation; Taiwan said Beijing was trying to use the pandemic to force the island nation’s allies to break away in exchange for vaccines. Paraguay, Taiwan’s sole diplomatic

Huaxi Village: The Failed Communist Experiment

For anyone who dreams of and pursues “absolute equality and common prosperity for all,” Huaxi Village in China came close to being that utopian dream; the only problem is, after enjoying world renown as “the richest village in China” for decades, Huaxi is now facing bankruptcy. In late February, a short video of hundreds of people lining up in

Fresh African Swine Fever Outbreak Hits China’s Xinjiang

China’s agriculture ministry on April 5 reported an outbreak of African swine fever in the Xinjiang region, marking the third occasion the region spotted cases since February. The outbreak occurred on a farm with 599 pigs under Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a state-owned economic and paramilitary entity under U.S. sanctions over human rights abuses in the region. Thirty-three pigs were

Philippines Issues Tough Statement to China as South China Sea Tensions Intensify

Aides of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticized China on April 5 for anchoring hundreds of its vessels for a month in the disputed South China Sea areas, which could lead to “unwanted hostilities,” his legal counsel warned. Duterte is usually reluctant to confront China. He even angered Filipinos by refusing to press China on respecting a landmark 2016

Beijing Accelerating Timeline for Possible Invasion of Taiwan, Expert Warns

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The Chinese communist regime is accelerating its plans to invade Taiwan, an expert warns, as Beijing ratchets up military maneuvers against the island. Twenty Chinese military aircraft—including four nuclear-capable H-6K bombers, 10 J-16 fighter jets, two Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft—entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone

Forced COVID-19 Vaccination Widespread in China, Sources Say

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been imposing COVID-19 vaccinations upon the public, amid concerns over efficacy and health implications, according to people familiar with the situation. A female netizen named Duan Da Dan posted in Chinese on social media site Weibo on March 31: “I’m really annoyed that my employer forces me to receive

Opinion: The Slow Death of Hong Kong

Commentary On April 1, better known as April Fools’ Day, a Hong Kong court issued an unjust but unsurprising verdict. Seven Hong Kong democratic leaders were convicted of organizing unauthorized assemblies. These refer to the mass pro-democracy marches that took place during the summer of 2019. The official sentences of the seven charged activists will be announced

China ‘Copied Its Way’ to Economic Success, Chinese Professor Boasts

A Chinese professor recently bragged in front of a mainland Chinese audience that China had successfully “copied its way to the world’s front row,” which has emboldened the regime to take a more aggressive line towards the United States. For the past 40 years, the Chinese regime only did one thing: plagiarize, Zang Qichao, a prominent marketing

Burmese Sink Into Despair as Military Crackdown Continues

A Burmese (also known as Myanmar) military source recently told The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview that despair is spreading amongst Burmese people as the expected international support has not arrived and they are faced with an ongoing ruthless military crackdown. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that for more

China Signs Economic, Security Agreement With Iran in Challenge to US

China and Iran signed a 25-year-long “strategic partnership” agreement on March 27, by which both states would cooperate to challenge the United States, such as against U.S. sanctions on selling oil from Tehran to Beijing. The deal covers politics, economy, and security, according to Chinese state-run CGTV. Iranian Tasnim reported that the agreement also included judiciary, defense, human and cultural, and

China Could Invade Taiwan in Near Future: US Admiral

Taiwan is facing a more imminent threat from a possible Chinese invasion than most people realize, said U.S. Adm. John Aquilino during his nomination hearing on Tuesday. Aquilino is nominated to become commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), succeeding current commander Adm. Philip Davidson. On Tuesday, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Aquilino was asked

LINE Messaging App Exposed Users to Data Access by China-Based Company

Japan’s popular messaging app LINE recently admitted that its users’ personal data stored on its server in Japan could be accessed by China-based engineers that the company had outsourced to. In an official response, LINE admitted that user data had been accessed more than 32 times and that it is now setting up a committee to rectify

China Eases Visa Rules to Entice Visitors to Take Homegrown Vaccines

Foreigners seeking to enter China can now get a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shot to lessen their load of visa paperwork, the Chinese foreign ministry stated on March 15. The new visa rule, which took effect on March 15, marks Beijing’s latest attempt to win international appeal for its homegrown vaccines. Foreign travelers who visit China for work

Silence for Hong Kong

Commentary On Jan. 7 in the early morning, Hong Kong National Security Department dispatched more than 1,000 police to raid multiple homes and offices, and arrested 53 Hong Kong pan-democratic political activists. In March, the Hong Kong Department of Justice prosecuted 47 of them, accusing them of subverting state power, a charge based on the latest Hong

China Increases Defense Budget, Premier Orders the Military to Prepare for War

China will increase its military budget to 1.35 trillion yuan (about $207.8 billion) in 2021, which is 6.8 percent higher than 2020, Chinese state-run media reported on Mar. 6. One expert told The Epoch Times that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s top priority is to strengthen its military. During the ruling party’s most important annual meeting, known as the

Mass Rape, Sexual Abuse: Communist China’s Genocidal Tool to Eliminate Faith

As the world is celebrating International Women’s Day, let’s not forget the horrifying abuses that mothers and sisters, and even grandmothers, are subjected to in the land of communist China. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power in 1949, it has been employing unethical ways to persecute citizens and suppress spiritual groups. Recently,

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